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General Catalog 2014/2015 
General Catalog 2014/2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Baccalaureate Degree: RN-BSN Program

The RN-BSN program is specifically designed for registered nurses who desire to obtain a bachelor of science degree. It offers flexible options for the educational needs of the registered nurse. The course work is structured to enhance the breadth and depth of previous education for the changing medical/health environment.

Admission Criteria

  • Official transcripts showing associate degree in nursing from an ACEN accredited program;
  • A copy of current valid, unrestricted, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license from the state in which the applicant is practicing. License is to be kept current during the program;
  • Official transcripts from college(s) previously attended; and
  • Completion of required 60 hours of general education and prerequisite course work with grade of “C” or above.

The required state common prerequisite courses(*) are:

  • BSC X093/X093L Anatomy and Physiology I with/Lab (4) *
  • BSC X094/X094L Anatomy and Physiology II with/Lab (4) *
  • CHM X000 Chemistry (3) *
  • DEP X004 Human Growth and Development (3) *
  • HUN X201 Nutrition (3) *
  • MCB X010/X010L Microbiology (4) *
  • PSY XXXX Introduction to Psychology (3)


  • SYG XXXX Introduction to Sociology


  • SOP XXXX Social Psychology *
  • STA X014 Introduction to Probability & Statistics (3) *

*These are state common prerequisites substitutes identified in the state Common Prerequisite Manual at www.flvc.org. Other identified courses are also accepted.

  • Completion of two (2) sequential courses of foreign language in high school or sequential 8-10 semester hours at the postsecondary level, or approved alternate methods for demonstrating competence.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, for all coursework attempted.
  • Appropriate documentation of medical history, physical examination, labs (CBC, and urinalysis), and tuberculosis test and/or chest X-ray. A state or military certificate of immunization status documenting immunity for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B (HBV), Varicella (Var.), and diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) or tetanus and diphtheria (Td) is required. If certification of immunization is not available, a titer is required.
  • Current American Heart Association BCLS CPR certification.
  • Admission to the university.
  • Submission of a completed School of Nursing application packet. The packet must include required application, essay of professional goals, official transcripts, a passport photograph, and three (3) letters of recommendation and all required medical documentation (see School of Nursing application checklist on the School of Nursing website for details).

Admission to the program takes place only in the fall semester.

After admission, each student is required to undergo a Level II background check and a lab-controlled drug screen. Local background check may be required by select agencies.


The program may be completed in three (3) semesters.

Sixty (60) hours must be earned at a senior institution. The final 30 hours must be taken at FAMU. A student who transfers with less than 60 credits upon admission must earn nine (9) credit hours prior to graduation by attending one or more summer terms.

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